The Gold Slot
Mr. Sloto’s eyes began to move. “Where am I” – he mumbled, unable to clearly see where he was.
“You are in my humble underground lab”, replied a man dressed in rags but with an air of worldly importance.
“I have repaired you and in that process, I’ve reinvented you. I modified your inner machinery and now you are the most special slot machine in the world!”
Mr. Sloto could not understand what this man was saying, so he asked: “Why am I so special now, I still feel the same.”
The inventor replied: “I’ve used some ancient knowledge now lost to humanity, the lost art of alchemy, to change your inner composition. Now, when you place a normal coin into your coin slot, it will undergo an alchemical process and you can spit it out as a coin made of pure gold!”
Mr. Sloto could not believe what he was hearing; he thought we must be dreaming or in a virtual world created by the MegaVirus he was supposed to defeat.
“Are you the MegaVirus?” Asked Mr. Sloto. “No, the MegaVirus is now gone, internet is back to normal. This is reality and you, my dear invention, are going to make me rich beyond imagination… hahahaha!”
The inventor placed a nickel coin into Mr. Sloto coin slot and pulled the lever on his side. Moments later a golden coin came out of Mr. Sloto’s jackpot dispenser.
“It works, it works, it works!” screamed the inventor in jubilation. “Now, let’s wait for dawn and we’ll wander the streets asking for small change… hahaha, small change for the poor…. Hahahaha!
Mr. Sloto immediately realized he was in the hands of an incredibly greedy person and began planning his way to escape.
This is an interactive series. Players get to vote on that next chapter of the story!
HELP US WRITE CHAPTER 22nd IN THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF Mr. and Mrs. Sloto!
1st option) Mr. Sloto and the inventor wander the streets while people hand pennies and other small change to them. The inventor converts all the money into gold, which he uses for building a rocket that will take him to Mars.
2nd option) Mr. Sloto plays along like he will help the inventor amass his fortune, but before spitting out the next gold coin, he pretends to malfunction, only to spit the gold coin straight into the inventor’s eyes as he was checking his jackpot dispenser. The inventor dies and Mr. Sloto is charged with murder.
3rd option) Mr. Sloto’s alchemical powers over time begin to get stronger and soon everything he lays a finger on turns into gold. CherryTown becomes the world’s first city made of pure gold!